|In my usual style of having a giant fetish for overridingly fabulous villains, I thought cosplaying Sparkle McSparkleface Emperor would be good fun~|
I'm... I'm kind of scared of sculpting those crotch faces. And the wing-things. And his giant spikey stick :\
I can hear my wallet weep already...
|Chest armour base||High||Complete|
|Angry crotch face||High||Complete|
|Leg armour plates||High||Complete|
|Gold sleeves + purple gloves||High||Complete|
|Shoulder spikes||High||In Progress|
|Cut/dye/style wig||High||In Progress|
|Armour boots||Medium||In Progress|
|Striped wings||Medium||In Progress|
|The whole freaking weapon||Medium||In Progress|
|Black and white striped pec... things||Medium||In Progress|
|Bone greaves||Medium||In Progress|
|Angry knee faces||Medium||In Progress|
Test run complete~! So now I have a month to fix it... (Posted 3rd October 2010)
I didn't actually get a photo with everything on - massive derp. To put that into context:
Had somewhere between an awesome and traumatising day at Hyper Japan yesterday, but nevertheless it provided me with some pretty valuable knowledge...
Basically, everything lasted for about an hour or two before the knocking became too much for it and the velcro just kind of... died. I suspect this is largely due to the fact that lycra doesn't seem to like stick on velcro. Stuff fell off, but none of it broke as a result, so fnnngh thank god.
One wing managed to cling on for dear life, but the other had velcro trauma and died, so looks like I'll be adding lead inserts in the front to balance the weight better and it's wing harness time. My staff also kind of snapped in half (which isn't all that surprising, given the clay at the join hadn't actually set the night before and was held together by painted duct tape 8,D). SO, I ended up on stage with things awkwardly hanging on, one wing and the top half of my staff with the other lying somewhere back stage. The photos make me criinnnnge.
ALSO OH MY GOD THIS IS SO PAINFUL TO WEAR LIKE WOAH. MY BACK IS REALLY UNHAPPY RIGHT NOW 8\
Looks like my wig will also need some tlc to return it to its original glory in time for Expo.
At any rate, I can safely say that when it's all on it looks pretty badass.
On being permanently surrounded by glue, wire and newspaper. (Posted 15th August 2010)
Spent my last free week of summer wrestling with wires to make the shoulder wing shapes. It has... been somewhere between a success and failure. At least, one worked, and the other refuses to. Hurr, well, at least other things have been more cooperative~!
On the material front, cape is pretty much done (though cba to stand up and take a pic of it) sans collar, and my jumpsuit now has sleeves and almost has its gloves attached.
Just started on the gauntlets today, though I figure I'll need to saunter out at some point at get me some more thin, pliable wire as my thicker stuff has decided to act like a jerkface Pokemon that won't stay in its pokeball 8\
I'm kinda debating whether to go with gesso or paperclay for coating/strengthening stuff at the moment. I might go for a healthy mixture of both~
Time to be really picky~! (Posted 17th July 2010)
Whenever I see Emprawr around, his jumpsuit always seems darker than the material I bought, so I'll be dyeing it to satisfy my crazy need for nitpicking <3
In other news, I now have giant sheets of styrene for armour coating, wire mesh, wires, spray paint... Now I just need to start the armour properly.